FBI warns about Zoom bombing as hijackers take over school and business video conferences

Teleconferences are being disrupted by internet trolls shouting profanity and racist remarks and posting pornographic and hate images.

It was just a matter of time once people began using Zoom more frequently to collaborate remotely, that their conversations would be hijacked in a phenomenon known as Zoom bombing.

Schools, churches, and local governments around the country have all reported getting Zoom bombed, some with racist taunts, profanities or porn. The Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images, and threatening language,” the FBI said in

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Two Exabeam employees at RSA conference who tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering

Exabeam’s employees are recovering from coronavirus. Both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending RSA in San Francisco.

The two Exabeam employees who were diagnosed with coronavirus after attending the RSA tech conference, which ran from Feb. 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, are on the road to recovery. 

Chris Tillett, senior security engineer at Exabeam, is on the road to recovery and making positive strides every day, and so is the other affected employee, but no further details can be shared about that person, according to an Exabeam spokesperson. Exabeam is based in Foster City, Calif.

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53 resume tips in these free career guides

Read resume do’s and don’ts in these free downloads to make sure a hiring manager’s first impression is that you’re perfect for the job.

When you think about preparing for a new job, it’s easy to get caught up in interview prep. What to wear, how to comb your hair, the proper handshake, being sure to sit upright–all of these things go into creating a great first impression. Your first impression to an employer doesn’t come in the form of the interview, though: It comes from your resume. That resume has to do a lot of work, especially considering it’s

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Learn Python: Online training courses for beginning developers and coding experts

TechRepublic has partnered with top training providers to offer online courses, bootcamps, and master classes for Python, one of the most in-demand programming languages.

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Top Programming Languages 2019 list from IEEE Spectrum ranks Python
at the top of their list above Java, C, C++, R, JavaScript, C#, Matlab, Swift, and Go. According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 developer survey, Python is currently the fastest-growing programming language.

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Pandemic could shift tech support industry to telecommuting

Support get complicated as employees work from home. COVID-19 is disrupting traditional support organizations, leading to explosive growth in remote IT work.

As employees move to remote work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the only way they can be supported is with remote tech support. Organizations built on a physical location model suddenly have a massive increase in demand, and may need to provide that support from their own home offices, where they may lack tools, policy, and procedure to be effective. These problems are not new, but they did quickly become a lot more relevant. Support.com has been working

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6 productivity tips for staying on schedule when working from home

Remote work is the new reality in the age of COVID-19. Productivity experts offer advice on staying focused in meetings and eliminating distractions while you’re working from home.

As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts the workforce to online, many employees and managers are learning to adapt to a new office space––their homes. This is the way of the future. While COVID-19 is making the move to remote work urgent, new Gartner research shows that by 2030, the demand for work-from-home will increase by 30%. But a new workplace poses new challenges.

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